I read once that the average person wears 20% of their clothes 80% of the time and I absolutely believe it. While this ostrich tote is not actually a piece of clothing, it might as well be – it is the perfect neutral accessory.
This beautiful bag came into my possession in the summer of 2011. The week before I studied abroad in Rome I spent a few days with my mom and her mom in Florence. Between shopping in the outdoor markets, boutique stores, the leather schools, and little hole-in-the-wall shops I saw dozens of beautiful, different bags that would have been very welcome in my closet. However, I searched high and low for that perfect bag! Finally, on my last day in the Tuscan city I fell in love with this brown, carmel colored ostrich leather bag with gold hardware. Two and a half years later I am very pleased with my pick and it quickly worked its way into that 20% of my closet.